Friends of Cathedral Music

 

Liturgical Music

All Cathedrals are charged with a responsibility of modeling liturgical and sacramental practices for not only the diocesan parishes, but for the entire community. Unique for a small city, Savannah has become a major travel destination for work and leisure, and as much as a quarter of a liturgy’s assembly may be visitors and guests.

Friends of Cathedral Music Concert Series

Each year Friends of Cathedral Music produces a concert series…

2021–2022 Concert Series Conclusion

What a season it has been! The Choral Scholars performed a beautiful program for the Friends Event in September and everyone enjoyed a celebratory reception on the plaza. It was wonderful to have the full Cathedral Choir back for sold-out performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah with members of the Savannah Philharmonic. Most recently, VOCES8 sang a magnificent a cappella program that we will remember for a very long time.

The Choral Scholars and the full Cathedral Choir are already at work on the final offering of the season: TENEBRAE. In addition to a complete performance of Thomas Tallis’s Lamentations of Jeremiah, the choir will perform Gregorio Allegri’s famous Miserere. Sung at the conclusion of Tenebrae in the darkened Cathedral, the elaborate setting of Psalm 51, including the famous, repeated high C, was long forbidden to be performed outside the Sistine Chapel. It was the fourteen-year old Mozart who heard the piece live, transcribed it from memory, and won fame for the work.

Thank you for your continued support of the Friends of Cathedral Music. Even in the current climate, we are committed to keeping music alive in the Cathedral. Thank you for being part of these important efforts.

Wishing you well,

Paul Thornock
Director of Music